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The Faceless Apparitions of Vyolynce

“Tread the border of light and dark”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

Regional Influence: Superpower

Location: Darkest Corners of the Mind

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The Faceless Apparitions of Vyolynce is a gargantuan, economically powerful nation, ruled by That Guy with a fair hand, and remarkable for its prohibition of alcohol. The hard-nosed, intelligent population of 24.744 billion Vyos enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Healthcare. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shadowlands. The average income tax rate is 27%, but much higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Book Publishing industry.

Coco the Clown has been elected to the nation's parliament, record sales of 'child-whacking sticks' have been reported, children have taken to using semaphore in light of the recent mobile phone ban, and the public health bureaucracy is wrapped in miles of red tape. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vyolynce's national animal is the shadow, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the soul.

Vyolynce is ranked 2nd in Darkest Corners of the Mind and 104,717th in the world for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -3 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 5 hours ago

  • 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Vyolynce, the public health bureaucracy is wrapped in miles of red tape.
  • 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Vyolynce, children have taken to using semaphore in light of the recent mobile phone ban.
  • 1 day 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Vyolynce, record sales of 'child-whacking sticks' have been reported.
  • 1 day 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Vyolynce, Coco the Clown has been elected to the nation's parliament.
  • 2 days 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Vyolynce, the "Underwear of Women in Power" issue of The Shadowlands Times is sold out.
  • 2 days 12 hours ago: Vyolynce was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector (last census: Top 10%).
  • 5 days ago: Vyolynce was reclassified from "Liberal Democratic Socialists" to "New York Times Democracy".
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Vyolynce, the government has instituted 'traveller reservations' across the country.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Vyolynce, several citizens have complained about scientists abducting their pets for experimentation.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Vyolynce, bicyclists are banned from major roads.

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